Examples of animosity in a Sentence
- Few rivalries can match that of the Cards and Cubs in terms of history, color and animosity. Things are tense in an off year, but in 2003 the teams are at the top of the National League Central division (along with the Houston Astros), separated by a half-game. —John Grisham, New York Times Book Review, 1 May 2005
- As I get older, I have noticed the troubles many of my friends have with their fathers: the animosities and disappointments, held so long in the arrears of late adolescence, suddenly coming up due on both ends. But my father and I, if anything, have gotten closer, even as I understand him less and less. —Tom Bissell, Harper's, December 2004
- What I did not anticipate, however, was the depth of animosity that had been simmering among the teachers beneath the pleasantries that characterized our public, formal encounters. I discovered that my enthusiastic advocacy for whole language was received by traditional teachers as demeaning, insulting attacks. —Elaine Garan, Language Arts, September 1998
We put aside our personal animosities so that we could work together.
his open animosity towards us made our meeting very uncomfortable
Recent Examples of animosity from the Web
He was accustomed to violence, but the racial animosity in his new homeland was puzzling.
Clearly, animosity is only half the story for the players.
The animosity is limited, though: both candidates successfully asked the county party for a joint endorsement.
Urged on by populist campaigns initiated by the US government, the two men battled it out with their vaccines in an atmosphere of deep animosity.
Traditionally, there has been so much animosity between the Senate and Assembly, no former speaker could be elected by senators to be their leader.
The speed with which the two summits were set up shocked many, in part because of the period of intense animosity that came before.
In a sign of longstanding animosity between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, Fatah -- which governs the West Bank and controls the Palestinian Authority -- immediately blamed the Islamist movement in Gaza for the attack.
It is claimed that the strong animosity between Dybala's brother and agent, Gustavo, and the Bianconeri is the cause of the constant flurry of transfer rumours, according to Rai Sport (via Calciomercato).
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Where Does the Word animosity Come From?
The important Latin word animus (very closely related to anima) could mean a great many things having to do with the soul and the emotions, one of them being "anger". As an English word, animus has generally meant "ill will", so it isn't mysterious that animosity means basically the same thing. Animosity can exist between two people, two groups or organizations, or two countries, and can sometimes lie hidden for years before reappearing. The deep animosities that exist between certain ethnic and religious groups sometimes seem as if they will last forever.
Origin and Etymology of animosity
Synonym Discussion of animosity
- an unspoken enmity
- hostility between the two nations
- a natural antipathy for self-seekers
- antagonism between the brothers
- animosity that led to revenge
- rancor filled every line of his letters
- objections devoid of personal animus
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